Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Here comes the year 2008!

And with that, I hope to be much more organized than this past year. Of course, an unplanned move didn't help much, but I could have been better.

  • Since I have 14 people on my list that I try to make something for each year, the sensible thing to do is a minimum of 1 per month. Sounds good!
  • Our guild chapter is also doing squares for charity afghans for the community center again next year, and since we are such a small group so far, I need to do probably 6 squares each month.
  • I like to put snowflakes in my Christmas cards (didn't happen this year, got them crocheted, but never blocked) so need to do about 5 a month.
  • Then Dawn needs scarves for the troops, and instead of hurrying at the last minute, would like to do at least one every other month.
  • Which brings me to Project Linus. I have fleece blankies up the kazoo, thanks to many bargains I've found. I would like to edge a minimum of 1 each month for next year.
  • I still have the redesign of the Diamond Patch Sweater to finish. I really want to wear this sweater!
  • I have a list of WIMs on my blog that are mostly for our home that I would like to do this year.
  • I don't even have a plan for the county fair circuit for this next year.
  • And last but not least, there is the CGOA design contest. I would like to enter something in that.
The problem: too many things on the list, not enough hours (it's that full time j-o-b thing). I love to crochet. Do some almost every day. I thought if I wrote it out and made a plan, it would flow more easily through the rest of my life, but when I list it out like this, it's beginning to look more like work than love.


Zarah said...

Goodness, it's comforting to know that I'm not the only one with too much to do and not enough hours. The j-o-b thing is *such* a pain... I always wonder how to become one of those people who can crochet for a living? But then, just like you said, it looks more like work than love.

Deborah said...

I like you list. Sounds like what I do thru the year. Hopefully, 2008 will be better not only for me but for everyone.


Anonymous said...

I tried the monthly to-do list and it didn't work for me. I tried not making things to use as gifts, and that didn't work either. My latest approach? No more plans. No more deadlines. Make things all year as my whim and interests dictate. Give gifts all year long, knowing who the recipient will be when you start, or having something at the ready when the need or desire to give arises. Find ideas for other gifts (consumable gifts are great) that are easy to make and work for a variety of people, and give those for the major holidays and occasions. I'm always more excited about what I've just made right after it's done, than I am some months later, so I want to share that good energy with someone right away. We never know what tomorrow will bring -- why wait?
Happy stitching!

River Glorious said...

Hmmm, looks like you need to get into Steve Erkel's cloning machine! :-D

Sharon said...

Know what I do about Christmas presents now? I give my recipients an "afghan certificate" and let them choose the color(s) they want for their afghan. That way I can
1. make sure they'll get an afghan that will fit into their color scheme, and
2. work on it in January when things aren't so frantic.

Why kill yourself this time of year? It's a time to enjoy the season and its meaning--the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ!

A Musician by Grace